Wednesday, December 9th, 2015


Plenary Session 1

10:00-12:00 Plenary Session (Moderator: Mark Renz) - Discovery AB

10:00-10:30 Welcome by NCWSS, MIPN, AND Indiana Invasive Species Council

10:30-11:15 Managing co-invaded forest ecosystems: lessons from research on co-occurring invasive plants, Presented by Sara Kuebbing (Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University)

11:15-Noon Patterns and drivers of forest plant invasions revealed from FIA data, Presented by Basil Iannone (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Purdue University)

A Bush Honeysuckle Control (Moderator Steve Manning)

1:00–1:30 Developing a short and long-term management plan for bush honeysuckle management (Steve Manning, Invasive Plant Control)

1:30–2:00 Biology and management of Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii). Reid Smeda and S.A. Riley. University of Missouri, Columbia.

2:00–2:30 Aerial Control of Bush Honeysuckle: Research and Implementation (Andrew DiAllesandro, United States Fish and Wildlife Service)

2:30–2:45 Rate limitation and efficacy trials for low-volume basal bark treatments of Celastrus orbiculatus and Lonicera maackii with aminopyralid and triclopyr. (Karla Gage, Southern Illinois University)

2:45–3:00 The Joy of Doing it the Hard Way: Using Mechanical Methods to Control Asian Bush Honeysuckle. (Jane Morse, TREES Inc.)

B Prairie restoration (Moderator Roger Becker)

1:00–1:30 Functional groups to resist invasion by Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) during prairie establishment (Roger Becker & L. Klossner, University of Minnesota; M. Haar, National Park Service)

1:30–2:00 Impact of Canada Thistle Cover on Plant Community Structure in Early Stage Prairie Restoration (Mary Halstvedt & Byron Sleugh, Dow AgroSciences; Roger Becker, University of Minnesota; Paul Bockenstedt, Stantec)

2:00–2:30 Can aminopyralid be applied in prairie establishment without impacting native forbs? (Niels Jorgensen* and Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

2:30–3:00 Industry and Natural Area Manager Partnerships for Plant Community Restoration (Jeff Nelson, Scott Flynn, Byron Sleugh, and Bob Masters, Dow AgroSciences)

C Invasive Issues in Forests/Woodlands(Moderator Heather Reynolds

3:30–4:00 Prevention and control of invasive plants: Lessons learned from family forest owners in Indiana. (Zhao Ma and Mysha Clarke, Purdue University)

4:00–4:30 Joining Forces to Conserve Urban Woodland: One Model for Campus, Community and Commerce Collaborations (Heather Reynolds, Indiana University)

4:30–5:00 Petition to release Ceutorhynchus scrobicollis for biological control of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) (Roger Becker, Jeanie Katovich & M. MarekSpartz, University of Minnesota; Harriet Hinz & G. Cordat CABI; Laura Van Riper, Minnesota DNR; Dick Reardon, US Forest Service)

D Using technology (Moderator: Mark Renz)

3:30–4:00 Using technology to report invasive species in Indiana via EddMaps and the GLEDN smartphone/tablet app (Rebekah Wallace, University of Georgia)

4:00–4:30 IPC-connect, a resource for invasive species mapping and management in the Midwest (Steve Manning, Invasive Plant Control)

4:30–5:00 Mapping Ecological Restoration Efforts in The Shawnee National Forest Using ESRI's Collector App (Caleb Grantham and Nick Seaton; Illinois TNC)